cTv at Cornerstone Sonoma Crossroads, Sunset Garden Exhibit

Mother’s Day at the Sunset exhibit – What a great opportunity to take our mothers out for the day and a great way to celebrate their day!  Located approximately 1 hour north of San Francisco at the gateway of Sonoma and Napa County in California’s beautiful Wine Country.  If you love flowers, nature, gardens and art this is a place to see.

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Our Siberian Husky – Water Workout at Corte Madera by California Travel Videos

Jan 11th 2016 – Kaliki, our Siberian Husky loves to do water workout exercising at Richardson Bay in Corte Madera. Look for more upcoming California Travel Video shows with Kaliki.

update:  We learned later that our dog should of been on a leash in this area.  A little ways down from here they had a beach where it was ok to have them to be off leash.  Still newbies but will be more careful in the future. 🙂

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Sunrise photo quickie at Lake Tahoe at Emerald Bay, California Travel Videos

On our last vacation (honeymoon) at Lake Tahoe, we drove down near the south shore at the Emerald Day overlook for some sunrise photos. Here’s one of our quickie Periscope videos
#CATravelvideos ) before departing as the majestic sun made its entrance… right into our camera lens!

Up before dawn to get to Emerald Bay and watch the sunrise.
Up before dawn to get to Emerald Bay and watch the sunrise.
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cTv Golden Gate Bridge, Part 3d – Review and Critique

In our fourth and final segment of the Golden Gate Bridge series, California Travel Videos reviews their favorite photo and video locations to capture images of the Golden Gate Bridge and nearby travel highlights.

Golden Gate Bridge view from San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge view from San Francisco

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cTv Olompali State Park (Novato), Episode #2, Part 2 – Miwok Indians, Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia), Phantom Drone

Grace and Michael discuss the interesting history of Olompali State Park near Novato, California, complete with commentary, photos, on location videos including aerial drone footage using a DJI Phantom drone quadcopter and short supportive video inserts.

We welcome you to see our 16 minute video commentary:

Sunset oasis overlooking Olompali State Park
Sunset oasis overlooking Olompali State Park

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cTv Olompali State Park, Episode 2 – Trailer, DJI Phantom Drone Fly-over

See our YouTube 2 minute “Trailer” here (full video coming soon)

Olompali – California Travel Videos does a DJI Phantom drone “fly-over” trailer of a California State Park, a picturesque setting with a rich history. Olompali was the home to Miwok Indians, Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, California Bear Republic Revolt leading to California statehood and more  Continue reading cTv Olompali State Park, Episode 2 – Trailer, DJI Phantom Drone Fly-over

McArthur Burney Falls, Episode 1 – Part 3, Critiques

In our finale on the spectacular Burney Falls episode, Grace and Michael offer their critique of the many cinematic highlights, photo opportunities and photo editing tools to improve the final output.  We welcome you to check out our video review of Burney Falls:

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McArthur Burney Falls, Episode #1, Part 2 – Waterfall Photography

If you like the water, then you will love the majestic natural beauty of Burney Falls!  We welcome you to view a 6 minute overview of the cinematic highlights or if you have the time, enjoy the entire 34 minute full show where Grace and Michael have fun frolicking along the Burney Fall trail, stream, and of course the 100+ foot waterfall !

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McArthur Burney Falls, Episode #1, Part 1 – Trip Planning

Like most things in life advance planning is the key, or as the saying goes:
Those who do not set targets… seldom hit them!

The same is true when planning to see the best highlight, take the best photographs and make the most of each trip – even trivial matters like wearing (or bringing along) the proper clothing can make a BIG DEAL – prepared or not!   Check out our planning video where we “teach you how to fish,” covering critical steps like viewing the best websites for reviews, stunning photos and lots of seemingly small details that can make a big contribution to enjoying a photo successful trip.

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